The big Splatoon 2 update 2.0.0 is now rolling out to Nintendo Switch systems. It completely shakes things up with big multiplayer balance changes, new gear, and more.
Take a look at the patch highlights below:
Changes to Gear
Added new gear. It can be viewed in the shops.
Added ability for players to buy and replace gear purchased on SplatNet with gear identical in appearance in the shops.
Changes to Player Appearance
Added two new hairstyles and two new legwear. On the Equip menu select Options and then Style, or choose Player settings on the Options menu on the main menu screen to change hairstyles, legwear, etc.
Changes to Music
Added 5 tracks to be played during battles.
Changes to amiibo Functionality
Added ability to take photos with Inling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid amiibo on competitive stages while carrying weapons.
Added ability to use filters when taking photos with amiibo.
Changes to Player Rankings
Increased player ranking maximum from 50 to 99.
Added ability for players to speak to Judd after reaching level 99 to give them an option of returning to level 1 and start levelling up all over again.
Players who choose to start from level 1 again will have a ★icon displayed next to their rank.
Access conditions for gear and weapons will not change even if a player decides to start over from ★1
Players who choose to start from ★1 again will continue to receive prizes from Judd for levelling up.
Added ability for players who reach ★99 will have the option to start from ★1 again.
The in-game ranking display of ★1 will not change, but players can see how many times they’ve returned to level 1 on SplatNet 2.
Changes to Rank
When a communications error occurs because a player is idle, the match will be judged not from the time after the error, but from when the time the player became idle.
Changes to Crusty Sean’s Food Truck
You can now order a Fried Whip Cream Double Croissant, which increases battle cash you receive by 2.5 times, or a Galactic Seanwich, which increases battle experience you receive by 2.5 times.
Added ability to get tickets for the menu items listed above in Salmon Run and The Shoal. Additionally, superior tickets are now easier to get.
Changes to the Lobby and Menu Controls
Added ability to change gear and continue after finishing Regular Battles, Ranked Battles, and solo Splatfest Battles.
If you select this option after a Regular Battle, you’ll be able to continue with other players from the previous battle who’ve selected either “Continue” or “Change Gear and Continue”.
Made ease-of-use changes to the stage selection screen for Private Battles.
Added ability to select which stages will be available for random matches for Private Battles.
Team selection will be maintained even if a member of a team drops out after a battle has finished, and the display order has changed for Private Battles.
During Splatfests, a deployment diagram of Inkopolis Square during the Splatfest will be shown on the main menu map.
Changes to the Posting Function
Revised the software so unfinished posts are saved as saved data when you press the B Button to back out of the post screen. The unfinished post will be available to continue working on even after you restart the software.
And click here for the long, long list of multiplayer and Salmon Run changes.
Will you be booting up Splatoon 2 and checking out the new changes? Let us know.
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